Welshpool & Area Events


Welshpool plays host to a range of events throughout the year.
For further details please contact the Tourist Information Centre:

Tel: 01938 552 043
Email: touristcentre@welshpooltowncouncil.gov.uk

The list below outlines events organised by the Town Council as well as local businesses and organisations.

2019


JANUARY
Thurs 17th: Welshpool Music Club presents 'Mirror Visions Ensemble: Of Beasts and Brutes'. Welshpool Methodist Church. 7.30pm. £10. 01938 811 010
Fri 18th: Fun Quiz Night, Church House. 7.30pm. £2.50 per player to include refreshments. bring Own Drink. 07782 166 342
Sat 19th: January Sale, New, Nearly New Clothing, Household Goods etc. Corn Exchange. 9am-1pm.
Thurs 24th: Cash Bingo, Corn Exchange. 6.30pm, Eyes Down 7pm. Admission £1 inc refreshments. In Aid of 1940's Weekend
Fri 25th: Talk on 'The Life of Lady Margaret, Wife of Clive of India', by Robert Fowke. Corn Exchange, 7pm-8pm. Friends of CPAT Free, Others £3.
Sat 26th: 'White Horse Inn'. The St Mary's Singers revisited on a big screen. Methodist Church, 7.00pm. £5 including Tea & Cakes. 07782 166 342
Sat 26th/Mon 28th: Big Garden Birdwatch. www.rspb.org.uk/get-involved/activities/birdwatch
Thurs 24th: 'Norman Rockwell' talk by John Ericson. Arts Society Mid Wales. Royal Oak, 2.30pm. 01938 555 938
Tues 29th: Senior Citizens New Year Party. Town Hall. Doors open 1.30pm for 2pm start. £8 includes Food & Entertainment. 07782 166 342

FEBRUARY
Sat 2nd: Exhibition of Old Photos & Memorablia of Welshpool. Corn Exchange. 10am-1pm. 07782 166 342
Tues 5th: Prize Bingo, Corn Exchange. 6.30pm, Eyes Down 7pm. Admission £1 inc Refreshments. In Aid of 1940's Weekend.

Tues 5th: 'The High Street', by Julian Allan. U3A Welshpool. Cowshacc. Doors open 9.45am, Meeting 10.30am-noon. Free to members. Non Members Welcome. www.welshpoolanddistrictu3a.org.uk
Fri 8th: Talk on 'A Summer of Discovery in Wales, Aerial Archaeology and the Remarkable Heatwave of 2018' by Dr Toby Driver. Corn Exchange, 7pm-8pm. Friends of CPAT Free, Others £3
Mon 11th: Flicks in the Sticks film – 'I, Tonya' in Assembly Room, Town Hall. Doors open at 6.30pm, film starts at 7pm.Entrance £3.50
Sat 16th: Elvis Tribute Night with Eddie P. Church House, 7.30pm. Bring your own drinks. Tickets £10 from Welshpool Jewellers, Flaunt It or Severn Hospice Shop. In aid of Severn Hospice. 07782 166 342
Sun 17th: Special Heated Trains from Llanfair Caereinion to Castle Caereinion, Return Only. WLLR. £9 Adults, £4 Children. www.wllr.org.uk

Weds 20th: Bird Group Talk, 'Another Shropshire's Birder's Year' talk by Jim Almond. Welshpool Methodist Hall. 7.30pm. info@montwt.co.uk
Thurs 21st: Cash Bingo, CornExchange. 6.30pm, Eyes Down 7pm. Admission £1 inc Refreshments. In Aid of 1940's Weekend

Thurs 21st: Welshpool Music Club presents 'The Piatti Quartet'. Welshpool Methodist Church. 7.30pm. £10. 01938 811 010
Thurs 21st/Sun 24th: Special Heated Trains from Llanfair Caereinion to Castle Caereinion, Return Only. WLLR. £9 Adults, £4 Children. www.wllr.org.uk
Fri 22nd:Talk on 'U-Boat Project 1914-1918' by Dr Rita Singer. Corn Exchange, 7pm-8pm. Friends of CPAT Free, Others £3
Weds 27th: Minibeasts, Bees & Butterflies. RSPB, Lake Vyrnwy. 11am-2pm. £5. Booking Essential. 01691 870 278
Thurs 28th: 'Careless Talk Costs Lives' talk by James Taylor. Arts Society Mid Wales. Royal Oak, 2.30pm. 01938 555 938
Thurs 28th: Special Heated Trains from Llanfair Caereinion to Castle Caereinion, Return Only. WLLR. Adults £9, Children £4. www.wllr.org.uk

MARCH
Fri 1st: St David's Shop Window Competition. Town Centre. 01938 553 142
Fri 1st/Sat 2nd: Special Heated Trains from Llanfair Caereinion to Castle Caereinion, Return Only. WLLR. Adults £9, Children £4. www.wllr.org.uk
Sat 2nd: Minibeasts, Bees & Butterflies. RSPB, Lake Vyrnwy. 11am-2pm. £5. Booking Essential.01691 870 278
Tues 5th: Prize Bingo, Corn Exchange. 6.30pm, Eyes Down 7pm. Admission £1 inc Refreshments. In Aid of 1940's Weekend
Fri 8th: Talk on 'Archaeology on N.E.Wales – A Retrospective' by Fiona Gale. Corn Exchange, 7pm-8pm. Friends of CPAT Free, Others £3
Fri 8th: Fun Quiz Night, Church House. 7.30pm. £2.50 per player including refreshments. Bring your own drinks. 07782 166 342
Sun 10th/Sun 17th: Keep Welshpool Tidy Week. 01938 553 142

Mon 11th: Flicks in the Sticks Film – 'A Star is Born' in Assembly Room, Town Hall. Doors open at 6.30pm, film starts at 7pm. Entrance £3.50
Thurs 14th: Welshpool Music Club presents 'The Instrument of the Devil' Chris Swan & Heather Gould'. Welshpool Methodist Church. 7.30pm. £10. 01938 811 010
Sat 16th: Keith Slater's 60's Experience. Church House. 7.30pm. Doors open 7pm. Advance Tickets from Welshpool Jewellers. £12.50 or £15 on Door. Includes Supper. 07782 166 342
Weds 20th: Bird Group Talk, 'South Africa' with Alan Davies. Welshpool Methodist Hall. 7.30pm. info@montwt.co.uk
Thurs 21st: Cash Bingo, Corn Exchange. 6.30pm, Eyes Down 7pm. Admission £1 inc Refreshments. In Aid of 1940's Weekend
Fri 22nd: Talk on 'Palaeolithic Archaeology of Wales' by Dr Rebecca Sykes. Corn Exchange, 7pm-8pm. Friends of CPAT Free, Others £3
Thurs 28th: 'Venice Warts and All' talk by Nirvana Romelli. Arts Society Mid Wales. Royal Oak, 2.30pm. 01938 555 938

 

APRIL
Tues 2nd: Prize Bingo, Corn Exchange. 6.30pm, Eyes Down 7pm. Admission £1 inc Refreshments. In Aid of 1940's Weekend
Tues 2nd: 'Aston Scott', by Tam Burgess. Welshpool U3A. Cowshacc. Doors Open 9.30am, Meeting 10.30am till noon. Free to members, Non Members Welcome. www.welshpoolanddistrictu3a.org.uk
Sat 6th: Lambing on the Farm. RSPB, Lake Vyrnwy. 11am-1pm or 2pm-4pm. Adults £10, Children £5. Booking Essential. 01691 870 278
Mon 8th: Flicks in the Sticks -'The Children Act' in Assembly Room, Town Hall. Doors open at 6.30pm, film starts at 7pm.
Entrance £3.50.
Sat 13th: Lambing on the Farm. RSPB, Lake Vyrnwy. 11am-1pm or 2pm-4pm. Adults £10, Children £5. Booking Essential. 01691 870 278
Thurs 18th: Cash Bingo, Corn Exchange. 6.30pm, Eyes Down 7pm. Admission £1 inc Refreshments. In Aid of 1940's weekend.

Fri 19th/Mon 22nd: Easter Egg Hunt, Town Centre. Cards from Tourist Information Centre. Free Event for Children
Sat 20th: Evening of Rock n Roll, 60's, Swing & Country Music with Country Pride and Mark Jones. Church House. 7.30pm. Tickets £10 in Advance from Welshpool Jewellers. Bring your own drinks. 07782 166 342
Sat 20th: Lambing on the Farm. RSPB, Lake Vyrnwy. 11am-1pm or 2pm-4pm. Adults £10, Children £5. Booking Essential. 01691 870 278
Sat 20th/Mon 22nd: Easter Fun with the Easter Bunny on the WLLR. www.wllr.org.uk
Sun 21st: Easter Sunday Scavenger Hunt, RSPB, Lake Vyrnwy. 11am-3pm. £4. 01691 870 278

Thurs 25th: 'Welsh Art, Artists, Patrons and Influence' talk by Sarah Gathercole. Arts Society Mid Wales. Royal Oak, 2.30pm. 01938 555 938
Sat 27th: Lambing on the Farm. RSPB, Lake Vyrnwy. 11am-1pm or 2pm-4pm. Adults £10, Children £5. Booking Essential. 01691 870 278
Sat 27th: Celebrate the WLLR's Links with the Sierra Leone Railway. www.wllr.org.uk
Sat 27th: Gregynog Young Musician Competition. www.gregynogymc.co.uk

Sat 27th/Sun 28th: Wonderwool Wales. Royal Welsh Showground

MAY
Sun 5th: Dawn Chorus Walk @ Lake Vyrnwy. Tea & Pastries Afterwards. RSPB, Lake Vyrnwy. 5am. Adults £10, Children (12 plus) £5. Booking Essential. 01691 870 278
Fri 11th: Fun Quiz Night, Church House. £2.50 per person including refreshments. Bring your own drink. 07782 166 342

Sat 11th: Plains Car Rally. Church Street Car Park. www.knutsfordmotorclub.co.uk
Sat 18th: Montgomery Canal Triathlon.
Thurs 23rd: 'Portmeirion – An Italianate Fantasy in Wales' talk by Matthew Williams. Arts Society Mid Wales. Royal Oak, 2.30pm. 01938 555 938
Sat 25th: Welshpool Music Festival. www.welshpoolmusicfest.com
Sun 26th: Fish & Chip Train, WLLR. Advance Booking Essential. www.wllr.org.uk
Weds 29th: Wild Wednesday Bugs & Slugs Picnic. RSPB, Lake Vyrnwy. 11am-2pm. £10 per Child inc Picnic Lunch (£5 for Adult Picnic). Booking Essential. 01691 870 278

JUNE
Sun 2nd: Mayor's Parade and Community Awards. 01938 553 142
Tues 4th: Bookstart Week, WLLR Steam Railway. 01938 553 142

Fri 7th/Sat 8th/Sun 9th: Welshpool Poetry Festival.www.welshpoolpoetryfestival.org.uk
Sat 8th: Live Music at Llanfair Caereinion Station, 'Rock n Rails'. WLLR. www.wllr.org.uk
Sun 9th: Offa's Dyke Toy Fair & Model Railway Exhibition. Buttington Trewern Community Centre. 10am-4pm. £3, accompanied children free.
Sat 16th: Father's Day on the WLLR. Any Father accompanied by his Child travels at Child Price and gets a Workshop Tour. www.wllr.org.uk
Sat 22nd/Sun 23rd: Welshpool Transport Festival. www.welshpooltransportfestival.org.uk

JULY
Tues 2nd/Sun 7th: International Eisteddfod, Llangollen
Sun 7th: Theatre From the Train, WLLR Steam Railway. 01938 553 142. theatrefromthetrain.org.uk
Fri 12th: Fun Quiz Night, Church House. 7.30pm. £2.50 including refreshments. Bring your own drink. 07782 166 342

Fri 19th/Sat 20th/Sun 21st: Welshpool Country Music Festival. www.countrywestern.org.uk
Sat 20th/Sun21st: Vintage Weekend on the WLLR with Additional Historical Activities. www.wllr.org.uk

Mon 22nd/Thurs 25th: Royal Welsh Show
Thurs 25th/Fri 26th: Wales 360 Mountain Bike Challenge. Thurs, Day Four ends inWelshpool and Fri, Day Five begins in Welshpool. www.wales360.com
Sat 27th/Sun 28th: Welsh Tea Train, WLLR. Advance Booking Essential. www.wllr.org.uk

AUGUST
Town Centre Busking Month. 01938 553 142
Fri 2nd/Sun 10th: National Eisteddfod, Llanrwst, Conwy. eisteddfod.wales
Sat 3rd: Fish & Chip Train, WLLR. Booking Essential. www.wllr.org.uk
Sat 3rd/Sun 4th: Vintage Weekend on the WLLR with Additional Historical Activities. www.wllr.org.uk
Sun 4th: Harry Tuffins Fun Day
Thurs 8th: Guilsfield Show
Thurs 8th/Sun 11th: Phoenix Alternative Festival. Llanfyllin Workhouse.
Sat 10th: Llanfyllin Show
Sat 10th: New Event – Hog Roast on the WLLR. Refreshments on the Journey and a Hog Roast at Llanfair Caereinion Station. Vegetarian Options Available. www.wllr.org.uk
Sat 17th: Montgomery Show
Sat 17th/Sun 18th: Vintage Weekend on the WLLR with Additional Historical Activities. www.wllr.org.uk
Sat 17th/Sun 18th: Ham Radio Weekend on the WLLR. www.wllr.org.uk
Sat 24th: Berriew Show
Sat 24th: Fish & Chip Train, WLLR. Booking Essential. www.wllr.org.uk
Fri 30th/Sat 31st: WLLR Steam Gala. www.wllr.org.uk
Fri 30th/Sat 31st: Llanwddyn Weekend of Folk & Accoustic Music. www.llanwddynevents.co.uk

Sat 31st: Llanfair Caereinion Show

SEPTEMBER
Sun 1st: WLLR Steam Gala. www.wllr.org.uk
Sun 1st: Llanwddyn Weekend of Folk & Accoustic Music. www.llanwddynevents.co.uk
Fri 13th: Fun Quiz Night, Church House. 7.30pm. £2.50 per player including refreshments. Bring your own drinks. 07782 166 342
Sat 14th/Sun 15th: Teddy Bear Weekend on the WLLR. www.wllr.org.uk

Fri 27th/Sun 29th: 1940's Weekend, Welshpool.welshpool1940sweekend.co.uk

OCTOBER
Fri 4th/Sun 6th: Montgomery Walking Festival. www.montgomerywalkingfestival.co.uk
Sat 26th: Halloween Trains on the WLLR with Prizes for the Best Costumes. www.wllr.org.uk

NOVEMBER
Sat 2nd: Fireworks Display, Maes y Dre. 01938 553 142
Mon 4th: Field Of Remembrance. St Mary's. 01938 553 142
Fri 8th: Garden of Remembrance. Memorial Gardens. 01938 553 142
Sun 10th: Remembrance Parade Followed by a Service at St Mary's. 01938 553 142
Mon 11th: Minute Silence. Outside Town Hall. 01938 553 142
Fri 15th: Fun Quiz Night, Church House. 7.30pm. £2.50 including refreshments. Bring your own drink. 07782 166 342

DECEMBER
Fri 6th: Christmas Lights Switch On. 01938 553 142
Sat 7th: Welshpool Winter Festival. 01938 553 142
Sat 8th: Santa Special on the WLLR. Advance Booking Strongly Advised. www.wllr.org.uk
Sat 14th/Sun 15th: Santa Special on the WLLR. Advance Booking Strongly Advised. www.wllr.org.uk
Sat 21st/Sun 22nd: Santa Special on the WLLR. Advance Booking Strongly Advised. www.wllr.org.uk